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 Saturday, April 7, 2012

E is for Emirati vs Expat

The locals in the UAE are called Emiratis. Less than 20% of the UAE population are native Emiratis.The rest of the residents are known as Expats (expatriates), people who've moved here for work. Though most of the people who live in AD are expats, it's the Emirati people who hold most of the money. The word emirati actually means "commander". 

And now for some Arabic vocabulary...

Esmee - My name is...


Pa Ul April 7, 2012 at 7:00 PM  

great to know :) about your post
do check out my G at GAC a-z

Jennifer Lane April 7, 2012 at 8:21 PM  

I actually have a friend living and working in the UAE. I'm lucky I get to see her every summer when she visits her home in the states.

Dr. Reginia April 7, 2012 at 10:03 PM  

This soon to be EXPAT is ready to be in AD

Rae April 8, 2012 at 6:26 AM  

Thanks for commenting!

Jennifer, I'm blessed cos my employer gives us a travel allowance every summer.

Dr. Reginia, I pray all goes well. :D

Dr. Reginia April 11, 2012 at 12:02 AM  

Rae...I'm there!!! I was offered a position. See you in August.

Rae April 11, 2012 at 6:39 AM  

YAY! Congratulations. Can't wait to meet you in person. :D

Bonnie April 13, 2012 at 5:00 PM  

So glad I found you on the A to Z blog hop!

For one, my hubby and I are about to be expats, too! We are moving from Canada to the Philippines to work with Wycliffe. I'll have to read your back-blog to learn more about your expereinces...

Also, I'm asking a favour. :P Presumptuous, no? I'm highlighting countries (among other things) over on my blog this month and picked teh UAE for "U". I'm only posting photos taken by realy people I have some connection with and don't know anyone who has pix from there. Do you think you might be willing to send a picture or two from there? I will totally credit you and link back to your blog! (www.uberrandom.com)

Rae April 14, 2012 at 2:59 AM  

Hi Bonnie! Nice to meet you. Sure that's fine. When do you want me to send the pics?

Bonnie April 16, 2012 at 2:28 PM  

Awesome! Thanks in advance!

Well, "U" is scheduled for Tuesday, April 24th, so any time before that would be great. I like to have my posts prepared the night before. :)

I don't think you get to see my e-mail addy just from these posts and I get a little paranoid about posting it so... it is dot a dot j dot falk at gmail dot com. Make sense? :P

If there is anything I can do for you, just let me know. So much appreciated!!!

Bonnie April 19, 2012 at 10:40 AM  

I just realized my e-mail address did not come up right... I put "my first name" in those little chevron things so it disapperad into code. :P I'll try that again...

bonnie . a . j . falk (at) gmail . com

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